To Alexander Richards, 5 July 1799
N. York July. 5th. 1799
I request you to state to me, explicitly, and without delay, in writing, whether it is your intention to comply with the order contained in the inclosed letter; and to return to me the other paper accompanying, after perusing them—
With consideration &
(Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).